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We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!

The winter season is one of the best seasons in Lake Tahoe, especially for weddings! Winter weddings are trending right now and there’s no better place to start planning yours than at one of these amazing Tahoe wedding venues. Here’s some winter wedding inspiration to keep you daydreaming about your big day!

  1. Go Somewhere ScenicWhen you plan a winter wedding, views should be a top priority!
    When you plan a winter wedding, views should be a top priority! Just picture the snowcovered mountain tops glistening in the sun in full view as you say “I do!” Flocked trees are popular holiday decorations, but imagine having actual frosted trees sparkling as your photo backdrops, or dancing the night away in front of a decked-out fireplace mantel! All of our Tahoe wedding venues have breathtaking views all their own, ones that will make your special day feel more like a dream.
  2. Customize Your Signs
    Use fun, customized signage to tie your winter wedding vibe together. There are so many places to incorporate great wedding signs, when you are choosing your wedding venue, think ahead to where you could be decorating with signage. Some fun ideas include “to have and to hold in case you get cold” with blankets available for guests. This would be a great idea if you opt for an outdoor winter wedding, or if you select a venue with a patio, deck, or other outdoor areas where guests can gather for some fresh air. Planning on a welcome sign? “Welcome! Join this perfect pair in the crisp Tahoe air” or “‘Tis the season to get married!”. The possibilities are endless!
  3. Take Cozy Wedding Pictures
    Although Tahoe winters are considered fairly mild, there is still snow on the ground and a chill in this air. But this doesn’t mean that your wedding day photos have to be inside. Bundle up and venture out into the magical Tahoe winter scenery for amazing wedding day photos. You’ll love the excuse to cozy up next to your partner to stay warm. Your wedding photos will turn out to be romantic and dramatic, with jaw-dropping Lake Tahoe winter landscapes as your background.
  4. Layer Your LookLook extra special during your wedding day by going for a layered look.
    Look extra special during your wedding day by going for a layered look. This is your chance to purchase that fur faux coat or cozy wrap for your winter wedding! Sweaters, cute winter hats, cardigans, and even mittens could pull your winter wedding style together. You could even buy a wedding dress with detachable sleeves so you’re dressed for the temperatures both inside and outside.
  5. Stock a Hot Cocoa Bar
    A winter wedding isn’t really a winter wedding unless you have a hot cocoa bar! Serving hot cocoa at your wedding will keep your guests happy and warm. For your hot cocoa bar, make sure you have all the fun ingredients like marshmallows, chocolate chips, peppermint bark, whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, booze for the adults, and most importantly incredible hot cocoa!
  6. Embrace Non-Floral Elements
    Having non-floral elements throughout a winter wedding can really elevate your big day. Some of our favorite non-floral decor elements for winter weddings include berries, silver brunia, pinecones, dusty miller, and eucalyptus greenery. Embrace the look and feel of the season in chic and unexpected ways!
  7. Send Seasonal Invitations
    Set the tone for your magical winter wedding with seasonal invitations! There are so many winter themes to choose from, from classic wintery white or seasonal Tahoe blue to updated holiday vibes, we know you’ll choose the perfect theme that is going to best fit the vision you have for your winter wedding.
  8. Kick It Up with Winter Shoes
    You’re probably already dreaming of the perfect attire for your big day, but don’t forget about your feet! Shoes are such a fun way to make a statement at your winter wedding. From comfy, cozy boots for outdoor pictures to soft velvet pumps on the dance floor to white fur shoes for glam look and feel, there are a ton of great options for everyone in your bridal party.
  9. Choose Winter Favors
    Last but not least, consider having themed winter favors as the cherry on top of your Lake Tahoe winter wedding. Ideas like custom mugs, cozy blankets, seasonal lip balm, festive candles, snowflake wine stoppers, and mulled wine spices would all make practical wedding favors for your guests. Favors small or big are always appreciated and can help you ensure your big day will be memorable for years to come!

Are you ready to incorporate these nine winter wedding ideas into your Lake Tahoe wedding? If so, start off by exploring the best Lake Tahoe wedding venues to find the perfect setting for your dream wedding. As always, if you have any questions about these Tahoe venues, feel free to request more information and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you’re also looking for more ideas for your winter wedding in Lake Tahoe, be sure to check out 9 Must-Haves for the Coziest, Most Romantic Lake Tahoe Winter Wedding and Holiday-Inspired Wedding Trends for a Festive Winter Wedding.